Fine Wine

November 19 - 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 38
CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 1995 (1) WS 98
CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2009 (1) WA 99 JS 100
CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2010 (1) WA 99 JS 100
  • CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 1995 (1) WS 98
CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2009 (1) WA 99 JS 100
CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2010 (1) WA 99 JS 100

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CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 1995 (1)

Pomerol.
u. bn. scuffed label

Mercurial and captivating—that's a great Lafleur on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, though they are not quite as filigree and finely chiselled as the 2000. There is unquestionably immense depth here with tertiary black fruit, smoke and black truffle before fanning out in confident fashion on the finish. This is just a superb Lafleur with a long and prosperous life ahead. Tasted February 2015 Drink: 2015-2040 WS 98

CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2009 (1)

Pomerol.
scuffed label

This is a crazy nose of tangerines and blueberries, with raspberries and mushroom and berries. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins. This wine is all about texture, with phenomenal tannins and subtle fruits that just make you think. Evocative. It is layered, yet changes all the time. I can't believe it really. Speechless. Amazes me. Try in 2020. March 2012 jamessuckling.com WA 99 JS 100

CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR 2010 (1)

Pomerol.
scuffed label

Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2010 Lafleur put in an absolutely no holds barred astonishing performance. Lafleur is wont to improve in bottle and this is certainly the case apropos the 2010. It has a boisterous ripe blackberry, cranberry, sous-bois and graphite-scented bouquet that is an absolute beauty. Power mixed with quite brilliant precision, you almost want to laugh at its sheer audacity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin; there is immense depth and wonderful cohesion. Mineral-drenched black fruit, a slightly chalky texture and outstanding energy and tension on the finish - this is a magnificent Pomerol from the Guinaudeau family. Tasted December 2016.  950 cases produced. WA 99 JS 100

3 bts.    per lot $3,500 - $4,000

Realised: $3,150
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Mixed Lots
Score: 100, 98, 99
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1995, 2009, 2010